There is nothing quite like waking up bright and early, heading out to the open water, setting a line and spending the day waiting for a catch. And Pragmatic Play has taken that very concept, given it a cartoonish feel, and the result is none other than it’s latest online slots game release, Fishin’ Reels. What’s more, whilst you might spend all day waiting for a catch on a good old fashioned fishing trip, this game has been packed with bonus features that mean that, with a bit of luck, those fishes should be practically jumping out of the water, and with them some very impressive prizes.
Pragmatic Play, as one of the leading games developers in the sector, has a consistent track record of delivering excellent slots games, using themes that are well thought through in terms of the graphics and accompanying sound track, but also making sure that there is something below the surface in terms of game features. Fishin’ Reels is no different, and is sure to keep players entertained for hours, whether they are avid fisherman or fisherwoman or not.
Fishin’ Reels is set up on a relatively traditional 5x3 grid, with 10 paylines. In that regard, matching 3 or more of any symbol on one of those paylines, from left to right, will result in a winning combination.
In terms of what you can use as bait, rather than trying your luck with a mealworm or something similar, Fishin’ Reels is all about cash winnings. In that sense, the betting range starts at just £0.10 as the minimum bet and goes up to £100 as the maximum bet per spin. This is a pretty ample range that should keep most players happy, albeit we know that there are some games out there which will push that maximum bet a fair bit higher for players who really want to put some serious money behind the reels.
And in terms of the RTP of Fishin’ Reels, Pragmatic Play have pushed the bar again here, offering an RTP of 96.5%, which is above the industry average of approximately 96%. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that this is a high volatility game, which means that you may be waiting a while for the winnings to arrive, although, with a maximum win of 1,200x your stake from a single spin, it will be worth the wait.
Lastly, it’s worth noting that you don’t need to head to the open water to play Fishin’ Reels, but nor do you have to stay at home. Fishin’ Reels is available to play on mobile devices as well. That means that if you really enjoy your fishing, you could even spin the reels from the boat on your mobile, provided you get signal out there on the water that is.
With the bottom of the ocean providing the ideal backdrop for a fishing-themed game, it is not surprising that the reels are full of the types of symbols we would expect to see at those depths.
In terms of the lower value symbols, these are made up of your typical playing cards, whilst the higher value symbols include flippers, goggles, snorkles, starfish, lobsters, frogs and even goldfish. And it is the last of those that is the highest value symbol in Fishin’ Reels, with the goldfish offering up to 100x your stake for a combination of five symbols on a payline.
And whilst these symbols might spark your interest, what you’ll really be interested in finding are the wild symbol and the scatter symbol. And that’s because the wild symbol, which can be found on reels 2, 3 and 4, substitutes any regular symbol to form winning combinations, whilst the scatter symbol is the symbol that will activate the bonus function in Fishin’ Reels.
So in terms of the bonus function, this is a free spins feature, which is activated by obtaining a combination of 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols. And depending on whether you obtain 3, 4 or 5, you will be awarded with 10, 12 or 15 free spins.
And once you’ve activated the feature, you’ll have the choice of two ways of playing it, the Reel ‘Em in feature or the Big Catch feature.
So, starting with the Reel ‘Em in Feature, in this feature you’ll notice that symbols have a cash valued attached to them of between 0.5x to 250x your stake. If you find a fisherman symbol on the fifth reel, you’ll be awarded all the cash values that are attached to fish on the screen. What’s more, the fish can also add more free spins to your total to keep the function going for longer, whilst the fisherman symbol also adds two more free spins per symbol.
And as for the Big Catch feature, this continues to use the standard reels but with special symbols included. And if you match three of these special symbols on one free spin, you’ll receive two more free spins and will be taken to the fishing bonus mini-game.
In this mini-game, you’ll see 8 fish symbols below the water with a cash value attached to each. The fisherman in the boat above will reel in one of those fish and the cash value attached to it will be added to the meter to the right of the reels. That fish is then removed from the selection for the next time this feature is activated.
When all your free spins have been used, you’ll receive the value of all the fish caught by the fisherman on top of any other wins obtained during this feature.
It may not be quite as relaxing as a fishing trip out on the ocean but it’s got the potential to be far more lucrative when it comes to cash winnings. With an entertaining theme, a good betting range, a strong RTP and some excellent bonus features, Pragmatic Play have done everything they can to ensure this becomes another success to add to their existing list.
So, if you’re up for a bit of fishing but don’t want to get wet, Fishin’ Reels is just the game for you. And its available to play now at PartyCasino, as well as a number of other online slots games from Pragmatic Play and other developers, so what are you waiting for? Let’s go fishing!